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August 13, 1927 - May 22, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Independent until the end, Mary Bermel decided to depart this world on May 22, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Born on August 13, 1927, in Viking, AB, Mary spent her early years there until the family moved to Enderby B.C. After finishing school at 14, Mary spent time working in Vernon and Vancouver, where she met her husband Reinhardt (Reiny), and then moved to Salmo, before finally settling in Castlegar.

Mary always welcomed people into her home, as the kids were always bringing friends over. She enjoyed camping, cards, and being active within her community. She was a part of many groups within the community, including the Hospital Auxiliary, bowling league, The Red Hatters, and the local Seniors Club, where she was honoured with a lifetime membership.

Later in life, Mary was fortunate enough to travel to new locations, including her dream trip of a cruise to Alaska, as well as travelling for the Senior Games, where she achieved Silver and was even able to play alongside her son Jim.

Mary is predeceased by her husband and granddaughter, Erin.

She will be missed by her children Lorraine (Dwayne), Bruce (Colleen), Jim (Joy), and Neil (Yvonne), and her grandchildren Lorne, Cassie (Greg), Jamie, Shannon (Jeremy), Jessica, and Rebecca.

As per her request, no service will be held.

In memory of Mary, please make a donation to a charity of your choice or the Castlegar Seniors, Branch 46.

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